The skegging (that’s skirt + legging in fitness fashion speak) just keeps getting better. The backside-covering combo, which can feel too bulky and too fussy with side ties and ruching is debuting less cumbersome looks. The new, sleeker designs feel like you’re wearing a t-shirt layer.
Not sure you want your tush showing on the subway or to all the people working out behind you at boot camp? One of these road-tested pairs has got your back(side). —Melisse Gelula
Aaluuka The Uptown Capris
The fashionable slim skirt attached to these capris (pictured above) is completely opaque, making them ideal for running around the city. And, at the fitness studio, the skirt moves easily out of the way for barre class squats and donkey kicks. (No fewer than four women asked me about my pink pair after a workout. They also come in black, turquoise, and gray.) $78, aaluuka.com
Om Girl Nomad Legging
When Well+Good cofounder Alexia walked into the office wearing these, we had one of those “OMG! Must-have!” moments that probably happens at fashion magazines all the time. While tie-dye legging is the hot look of the moment, this style comes in solid colors, too. $72, evolvefitwear.com
Hard Tail Scrunch Waist Leggings
The company that’s known for its roll-down-waist yoga pants makes this new pair, which works a bit differently—the waist pulls down over your tush. You can scrunch it back up, too. And somehow it doesn’t add bulk in either spot. $72.99, www.londomondo.com